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November 16, 2021

How Blood Flow Restriction Training Can Be Used In Rehab

How to practically apply blood flow restriction: As described in the first of the two blogs, blood flow restriction (BFR) training is done by placing a tourniquet on a limb. The cuff needs to be tightened to a specific pressure that prevents blood from flowing back to the body but allows some (but not all) of […]
November 15, 2021

What Is Blood Flow Restriction Training?

Initially known as KAATSU training, Blood Flow Restriction was developed in Japan in the late 1960s. In more recent years it has become more popular in the health and fitness industries. But what exactly is blood flow restriction? The basic concept of BFR is the full or partial occlusion of blood flow to a limb or […]
October 8, 2021

The Four Biggest Mistakes You Can Make After A Muscle Tear

Our muscles play an important role in the movement of our body. Without our muscles, we wouldn’t be able to bend our elbow or straighten our leg. As our muscles are soft and designed for flexibility, they are also prone to injury and if you have ever had a muscle tear, you know that they can […]
September 30, 2021

Electrical Stimulation: What Is It And How Is It Used

Electrical stimulation has been present in the rehabilitation world from as early as the 1800s. Initially used for stroke and other neuro patients who had lost the use of their limbs and muscles due to brain damage. It is still used in this field, but it has also progress into the musculoskeletal realm. At  we use […]
September 27, 2021

You Are Not Your Scan

Many patients will ask for a scan expecting to find the answers to their pain. Imaging can show bone, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and many other tissues but does it show us pain? Sure, scans may not provide all the answers but there can’t be any harm in using them, right? This blog with look into scans […]
September 22, 2021

10,000 Steps A Day To Improve Your Health

10,000 steps a day, a catchy phrase or does it have some real meaning about it. The promotion of health and the various catch phases is becoming more and more common. Push play for 30 minutes a day, 5 plus a day, 10,000 steps etc but do any of these claims have any merit or is […]
September 13, 2021

To Surgery Or Not To Surgery

Surgery has been a commonly used treatment solution to treat injuries of the knee and shoulder, and other joints. Traditionally, it was often thought that if abnormalities showed up on scans like an MRI, surgery was the only way to ‘fix’ the abnormality. But is this really the case? We will examine some reasons why this […]
September 9, 2021

Debunking Myths About Deadlifts

When you suggest deadlifts as an exercise for a patient often the reply you receive is “aren’t those bad for your back”, “I hurt my back doing those once, so I don’t do them”, or “I have been told those are dangerous”. It is amazing how one exercise can have so many negative connotations surrounding it. […]
August 28, 2021

Benefits Of Skipping For Your Health

Tired of going for numerous walks whilst in lockdown? Wanting something different to do in your exercise regimen whilst we are waiting to be able to get back to our normal lives? Want to increase you athletic performance? Want to feel like a kid again? No doubt a lot of us will have a skipping rope […]